The A Jazzman’s Blues cast features Joshua Boone, Amirah Vann and Solea Pfeiffer. This info article contains minor spoilers for Tyler Perry’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
A Jazzman’s Blues chronicles the life experiences of a Georgia musician. In 1937, Bayou falls in love with a Black teenager, Leanne, who ultimately moves to Boston. Years later, she returns to Georgia and passes as a married white woman. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they rebel against cultural norms. Here’s every actor and character in A Jazzman’s Blues.
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Joshua Boone as Bayou
Character Profile: A singer from Summerville, Georgia. He learns how to read and ultimately begins a music career in Chicago. Bayou carries on a secret romance with a Black woman who pretends to be white.
Boone’s Resume: Willie in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2013), Khalil in Seven Seconds (2018), Isaiah in Premature (2019), Terry in Wheels (2020), Sparrow in Mother’s Milk (2021)
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Amirah Vann as Hattie Mae
Character Profile: Bayou’s mother. She owns a juke joint in Hopewell County. Hattie Mae pays a white sheriff to ensure that nobody causes trouble at her bar.
Vann’s Resume: Rashida in And So It Goes (2014), Angie in Tracers (2015), Ernestine in Underground (2016-17), Parker Campbell in Queen Sugar (2019-), Sevika/Apothecary in Arcane (2021)
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Solea Pfeiffer as Leanne
Character Profile: Bayou’s love interest. She leaves Georgia and returns years later with her husband. Leanne and her mother pretend to be white.
Pfeiffer’s Resume: Eliza Hamilton in Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017), Meghan Seeley in Scandal (2018), Enid Blyton in The Good Fight (2019), Sophia in Indoor Boys (2019)
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Austin Scott as Willie Earl
Character Profile: Bayou’s brother. He dreams of performing at Chicago’s Capital Royale. Willie Earl struggles with a drug addiction and makes a fateful decision that affects Bayou.
Scott’s Resume: Jeffrey in Hats Off (2007), Tony Graham in Prep School (2015), Adrian in Pose (2019), Eddie in Toby Goes to Camp (2020), Robin in Sistas (2021-)
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Ryan Eggold as Ira
Character Profile: Willie Earl’s manager. He is a Jewish man from Germany whose wife and child were killed by Nazis. Ira recognizes that Bayou has more musical potential than Willie Earl.
Eggold’s Resume: Ryan Matthews in 90210 (2008-11), Tom Keen in The Blacklist (2013-15), Dr. Max Goodwin in New Amsterdam (2018-), Walter Breachway in BlacKkKlansman (2018), Ted in Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
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A Jazzman’s Blues Cast: Milauna Jemai Jackson as Citsy
Character Profile: Bayou’s close friend. She wants to move to nearby Hopewell County. Citsy helps protect Leanne’s true identity.
Jackson’s Resume: Hip Hop Dancer in Save the Last Dance (2001), Kim Martinez in Strike Back (2013-15), Kristin Shafe in Aquarius (2016-16), Renee Atwood in How to Get Away with Murder (2016-17), Pam in Animal Kingdom (2019-21)
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The A Jazzman’s Blues cast also includes Brent Antonello (Hit the Floor, Dynasty), Brad Benedict (Too Close to Home, The Oval), Kario Marcel (Chicago Fire, The Extinction of Fireflies), Lana Young (Tell Me a Story, The Resident) and Emily Lane (The Walking Dead, Kappa Force).
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